How To Start an Apache Web Server (Linux)

If your Linux Apache Web server is stopped, you can start it again with just a couple of steps.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 1 minute

Here's How:

  1. Login to your Web server machine using SSH or telnet.
  2. Su to root.
  3. Run the apache control program:
    apachectl start


  1. This will start the server if it isn't running.
  2. If the server is running, this process will do nothing, but it may produce an error message.

What You Need:

  • Apache Web Server
  • Linux